SecureIT is a smartly designed encryption utility with large iconic buttons and a Windows-style explorer interface. Its main features are encryption/decryption and shredding. There are two encryption algorithms to choose from, both military grade – 256-bit AES or 448-bit Blowfish. This encryption software is snappy and simple enough for any Windows user.

Ease of Use
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10/10
Folder Lock
Advanced Encryption Package Pro
SensiGuard
SafeHouse Personal Edition
SecureIT
File Encryption XP
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Dekart Keeper
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KetuFile
10
10
8.7
10
10
10
9
7
9.5
7

SecureIT installs in less than a minute. This encryption software provides a convenient and comfortable Windows-style explorer interface. It is solid, functional, feature packed and works without any hiccups. Beginners should experience no difficulties when using this program.

Data Security
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4.5/10
Folder Lock
Advanced Encryption Package Pro
SensiGuard
SafeHouse Personal Edition
SecureIT
File Encryption XP
CryptoForge
Dekart Keeper
SafeBit Disk Encryption
KetuFile
8.9
8.9
5.6
3.3
4.5
5.6
5.6
5.6
3.3
2.2

SecureIT employs two top notch encryption algorithms, 256-bit AES or 448-bit Blowfish, which are more than sufficient for any user. Files are securely encrypted and original files are forever erased. Integrity is maintained when decrypting and no data loss is evident. There is also a manual wipe feature with the option to delete the file to the recycle bin or to permanently eradicate it.

Feature Set
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5.5/10
Folder Lock
Advanced Encryption Package Pro
SensiGuard
SafeHouse Personal Edition
SecureIT
File Encryption XP
CryptoForge
Dekart Keeper
SafeBit Disk Encryption
KetuFile
6.4
6.4
5.4
6.4
5.5
4.5
3.6
4.3
4.4
1.5

The trial version is 100% functional with 30 days of full use. Encryption and decryption occurs quickly with or without compression, in line with similar software in its class. Converting files can be done in this data encryption software by right clicking on the target file or folder in Windows. Using the “Encrypt to Exe” button generates an encrypted executable file from selected files and/or folders. This self contained exe, when extracted, restores all files and folders to their original directory structure. Once an archive is created, it can be sent as a self decrypting email attachment, allowing the recipient to restore the information without a copy of the program.

Help and Documentation
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5/10
Folder Lock
Advanced Encryption Package Pro
SensiGuard
SafeHouse Personal Edition
SecureIT
File Encryption XP
CryptoForge
Dekart Keeper
SafeBit Disk Encryption
KetuFile
6.3
2.5
7.5
6.3
5
2.5
5
8.8
6.3
5

Cypherix appears to genuinely care for their customers, as reflected by the generous online support system, which includes FAQs, email and a comprehensive searchable index. In addition, the program has an integrated, well-illustrated Windows help file.

SecureIT Summary:
6.7/10

SecureIT is a dependable, bug-free encryption software utility and accomplishes all of its goals, but is better suited for the encryption of single files. When encrypting a folder, a container type system with a virtual drive is quicker. With this software, to access a file from a group of files, you have to decrypt the entire .sit file. This is nearly identical to the way a zipped file works. Only when the .sit file is decrypted and deflated can you access the data you need. This can take a long time depending on how many files you have. Self extraction works well, with options to overwrite existing files or open the target folder when done, with a password hint available if one was given when the files were encrypted.

SecureIT's explorer type interface is almost identical to that of Windows, however there was no option to right click and create a new folder. This usability issue can be irritating, as it requires the user to open Windows explorer to create a folder. Upon refreshing the SecureIT window, the new folder will then appear. All in all, SecureIT is a stable, capable and reliable program with strong encryption and many shredding options that should prove suitable for any user.

 
 
 

SecureIT 4.2.0

Pros
SecureIT includes all the necessary security elements while keeping the software intuitive and manageable.

Cons
The application interface doesn't mimic Windows explorer, and accessing files from an archive can be slow.

The Verdict
: 6.68/10

Uncluttered software that utilizes strong encryption and secure shredding better suited for moderate tasks.